Alan Al-Refaei

Humans of Schiavello


Alan Al-Refaei

Construction Manager

Where were you born?

Latakia, Syria.

What did you want to be when you were young?

Every other kid wanted to be a Doctor or Soccer player. I wanted to be A History Teacher (I know… Weird).

What do you love most about working at Schiavello?

The team Culture. I believe we have a built a great team at Schiavello, sizable and skilful enough to compete with other big names in the industry yet small enough that everyone gets on very well.

Project you’re most proud of?

AGS, a this was a project that was completed interstate. Not only did we have the challenge of working in a different State with differing building codes and legislations but we were also faced with the challenge of working on a $10m project with contractors we have never used previously. Furthermore, due to the location of the project and the requirement for the project team to relocate interstate for the project it created a very strong bond amongst the project team which is still evident 4 years later.

People are surprised that I…

have such a lovely singing voice (not really). People are usually more surprised by my age and Nationality.

What are you known for around the office?

As a noble singer.

Most used emoji/s?

I don’t use Emoji’s. Perhaps I should get with the times.

I unwind by..

spending good quality time with the family and playing sports / socialising with friends.

My guilty pleasure is…

smoking cigars.

A quote you live by / personal motto

Understand my reasons before you judge my choices.